Saturday, March 22, 2008
What a crazy week. It's definitely had it's ups and downs. I had a root canal on Tuesday after which I didn't really want to eat for a couple of days. Wed I pretty much had a drinkable diet, gotta love smoothies for their ability to provide calories and the ability to add protein. I actually managed to make calories for those two days. I think that's the difference between my not feeling like eating this week and still getting my calories versus last week when I was sick didn't eat close to calories for two days and gained .2 lbs. This week I lost a full pound.
Wed at work we got cholesterol/glucose blood pressure checks. Mine were all in range and I got proof that a change of diet does have an effect on this. Two years ago after having my gall bladder removed and the results showing that it was lined with cholesterol I modified my diet to have mostly whole wheat breads and pastas and to have more salads and fruits and veggies and also to have less fried or highly greasy foods. At that time my cholesterol was not over the upper limit of normal but it was in the high range. Wed on the other hand my cholesterol was 146, it was down approximately 40 pts from 2 years ago. I was so impressed as I have not completely eliminated the greasy foods, just eat them far less. I'm a fiend for fried foods, burgers, and mexican food. This just goes to show that I made the right decision.
My glucose was also good 87 and my blood pressure always hovers around the low portion of normal
I truly believe continuing to improve my diet and adding exercise will only continue to improve my health. I opted to be called by our fitness department at work to be scheduled for a physical and full blood work and I'm actually interested in what those will show.